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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,635Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.72M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,198 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

60% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.54M

2014

$1.62M

2015

$1.72M

2016

Number of Claims

21,623

2014

22,428

2015

22,635

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
LISINOPRIL 920

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

757

prescriptions.

261

patients, 22% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 857

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

716

prescriptions.

232

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 743

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

617

prescriptions.

165

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 691

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

603

prescriptions.

163

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 618

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

181

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 596

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

175

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 518

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

134

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 512

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

141

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 436

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

123

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 436

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

118

patients, 10% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 421

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

92

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

110

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

94

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

107

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

109

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

103

patients, 9% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

165

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

209

patients, 17% of all patients

A
DONEPEZIL HCL 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

123

patients, 10% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

111

patients, 9% of all patients

A
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

O
LYRICA 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

93

patients, 8% of all patients

A
LANTUS 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

INVOKANA 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

O
LEVETIRACETAM 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

VESICARE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TERBINAFINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

A
ELIQUIS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11
JANUMET 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCORTISONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on March 17, 2018.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.